The Museum of Russian Art presents a photographic tour of major palaces and administrative buildings in St. Petersburg, the city that served as the capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1918. All images on view are by Professor William C. Brumfield.
The Museum of Russian Art announces its exhibition of artifacts dating from the Neolithic age to the Byzantine era, unearthed in present-day Ukraine. TMORA is proud to be one of only three American venues hosting this private collection from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Presented in conjunction with the Government of Ukraine and The Museum of National Cultural Heritage PLATAR, the exhibition include unique clay objects from one of the most ancient civilizations of the world – the Trypilian culture, which flourished approximately 7,000 years ago before disappearing in the 3rd millennium BC.
This exhibition brings together approximately one hundred and forty superb examples of Russian porcelain wares produced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg during the rule of the Romanovs.
Richly detailed, carefully crafted and colorful, the 65 lacquer miniatures on display reveal the distinct styles and unique artistry that developed in four Russian villages: Fedoskino, Kholui, Mstera and Palekh. Fairytales, literary works, historical events, and episodes from everyday life are a few of the wide-ranging themes depicted on these exquisite objects.
This original exhibition presents over one hundred artifacts revealing the rich peasant culture of northern and central Russia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featured are towels, bed skirts, area rugs, and pillow covers, along with spinning tools, garments, and costumes produced by peasant spinners, weavers and dressmakers. Designs and patterns were specific to regional centers of production, such as the Vologda, Riazan and Nizhnii Novgorod regions represented in this exhibition.
The Road North brings together over fifty works by leading postwar Soviet painters whose portrayal of traditional life in the small villages and ancient towns of the Russian North stood in stark contrast to the focus on industrialization characteristic of socialist realism.
Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, features Matryoshkas on loan from a private collector in San Francisco. These brightly painted wooden objects have become a symbol of Russia and Russian folk art; their bell-shaped silhouettes are familiar to the young and old. Whether depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures, Matryoshkas can tell us more than meets the eye–as one doll opens to reveal the next one inside–about the history of Russia.
The longest road on earth, the fabled Silk Road spanned several thousand miles, connecting East and West and stretching from China and India to Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. For two millennia, exotic goods, artistic styles and cultural traditions traveled in both directions leaving a lasting impact on civilizations across vast expanses. The Silk Road became a symbol of economic and cultural exchanges between East and West.